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Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy the Gold Standard for Psychotherapy?

Discussion in 'Other psychosomatic news and research' started by Cheshire, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. spinoza577

    spinoza577 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    The problem with psychological theories is that the disciples think that one theory is true over another one.

    From Popper we learned that in empirical theories of objective nature a theory might prove to be false, but never can be proven to be right. This is the first thing, that psychologists have the attitude that their preferred theory should be right.

    The second thing may be that in human life a spirit of being serious is of limited sense. It hits me as hidden hybris that psychologists often display the attitude that they know more about life than others, and therefore can provide more life than real life - even when they say they donĀ“t, they probably will say it, naturally or seriously but also convincingly? From Wittgenstein we learned that what cannot be talked about must be remained silent about.

    It would be better that psychologists understand their theories only as an attempt to sharpen their inner eye, to understand their clients. After all they indeed are part of the real life, and better should behave flexible. In some sense the profession of psychology itself is prone to be the top of human error.
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